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In her third collection, Shanna Compton offers poems for our brink times: As Texas burns, the Midwest drowns. As one planet explodes, Curiosity captures stunning panoramas of Mars. As one couple survives their hundredth argument, another slips into the silent depths of an ocean trench. The poems in Brink explore the slippage between our lives and the sensation of living in ...more
Paperback, Trade Paper Original, 86 pages
Published December 15th 2012 by Bloof Books
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Mike Young
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Poems of living between complicated gazes in houses that sit on top of wheezing sciences and next to noun-y flora. Often skips the name of a feeling for the name of a feeling's feeling, like you would skip a sigh of recognition for an even more particular sigh.
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Shelves: poetry
Amazing.
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Lots of good stuff here. One of my favorite lines:

"Anyway,
when I said before it didn’t exist

I didn’t lie. It’s just that
I had my eyes closed"
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Shanna Compton is the author of the poetry collections Brink (2013), For Girls & Others (2007), Down Spooky (2005), and several chapbooks. The Seam, a book-length speculative poem, is forthcoming in 2014. She is also the editor of a collection of essays on the topic of video games, Gamers (2004). Her work has been widely published, including in the Best American Poetry series, Poetry Daily, Po ...more
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